Sunday, 6 December 2009

A break from Christmas for Sketch Saturday

Ugh, not a great card today but I thought I'd share it anyway. I needed a card for an 8 year old boy.....hmmmm tricky but I refuse to buy cards since I started this hobby and am determined I will make every card our house needs no matter how challenging the recipient LOL! I needed inspiration big time for this and found the sketch at Sketch Saturday perfect as I knew I was going to use the Tim Holtz grunge skull and crossbones so the square was perfect for a pirate flag! Luckilly this only took about 20 mins to make which is just as well seeing as hubby and I sat down last night to look through my Christmas cards and allocate them to people only to find I need to make fourteen more!!!!! I thought I'd have excess as it seems like I've made so many over the last 3 months LOL!

Anyway, back to the card. The papers are from a K&Co pad and have all been torn and distressed with weathered wood distress ink. The "flag" has been torn from my son's coloured paper pad as I didn't have any black paper or card. I have painted the grungeboard skull with pickett fence crackle paint and then distressed it with weathered wood ink.

I wrote the sentiment myself with my calligraphy pen.

Instead of the flower and ribbon elements on the sketch I have used a bit of rope I saved from something or other and a couple of wooden buttons which were from Tabbycrafts.

My son thinks its a great card and that his friend will like it so I suppose that's all that matters LOL! thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend, I'll hopefully be back tomorrow with another Christmas card! x


Jenny said...

eine witzige Karte.

Mina said...

its a fabulous card for a boy Jane, why on earth dont you like you should know by now girl just because its not what you usually make dosent mean it isnt fabulous lol
Mina xxx

Michelle said...

Don't sell yourself short. It is easy to make darling cards for little girls. You have managed to make one for the little boys! I love it!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so perfect Jane!
He will love it!
kim x

Georgia said...

Wo, this is fabulous Jane!
I love the tattered effect and the
papers are lovely, perfect for
a boy's card! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Milliesmarvels said...

This is a great card, I struggle to make boys cards too but this looks really great and you should be really proud of it.

louise said...

Perfect card for a boy I know my 2 would love it.
louise xx